HOUSTON, TX, June 30, 2010 /24-7PressRelease/ — Since the 1950s, doctors have been using BOTOX Cosmetic to treat medical conditions that involve overly contracted muscles or chronic muscle spasms. For instance, the doctor who branded Botulinum Toxin A BOTOX Cosmetic was an ophthalmologist who used it to treat spastic eyelids as well as other eye disorders. BOTOX Cosmetic works by blocking nerve impulses and forcing muscles in the face to relax, making wrinkles virtually disappear. BOTOX Cosmetic can also be used to attain other effects in the face, as well as being used to treat a variety of medical disorders.
What to Expect During the Procedure
Your doctor or plastic surgeon will begin by examining your face to see which muscles are contracting and where those muscle contractions are creating wrinkle lines. The doctor will then make a series of small injections directly into the muscles around the face. The entire procedure should take approximately ten minutes and little or no anesthesia is required.
What to Expect Afterwards
Most people see a dramatic reduction in their frown lines and other facial wrinkles within three to seven days after the procedure. The effects from your injection will last approximately three to four months after which you can go in for another series of injections if you choose. The more treatments you receive over a period of time, the longer the effects should last. Some possible side effects include:
– Eye Twitching
– Facial Pain
– Redness at the injection site
– Temporary eyelid droop
Who Should Not Use BOTOX Cosmetic
Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding should not use BOTOX Cosmetic as well as people with neurological diseases. Some people find that they have an allergy to BOTOX Cosmetic. If you have experienced an allergic reaction to BOTOX Cosmetic in a previous procedure, then it may not be right for you. Also, people who are on regular doses of antibiotics may experience some side effects.
Other Uses for BOTOX Cosmetic
BOTOX Cosmetic has a number of different non-cosmetic uses that are growing daily. Currently it is being used to treat:
– Blepharospasm (excessive blinking)